FOOTNOTE TO BHAGAVAD-GITA
[The Theosophist, Vol. III, No. 9, June, 1882, p. 230]
[To this article treating of the teachings contained in the Gîtâ, and of the difference between these teachings and those of the Vedas, H. P. B. appends the following footnote:]
The idea that the Gita may after all be one of the ancient books of initiations—now most of them lost—has never occurred to them. Yet—like the Book of Job very wrongly incorporated into the Bible, since it is the allegorical and double record of (1) the Egyptian sacred mysteries in the temples and (2) of the disembodied Soul appearing before Osiris, and the Hall of Amenti, to be judged according to its Karma—the Gita is a record of the ancient teachings during the Mystery of Initiation.